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  1. 269 points
    We have some exciting news to announce today. So far in order to obtain some unpublished works of Brandon's, you'd have to email him through his sites, and his assistants would distribute them. Well now you won't need to wait for that, because now we will be in charge of distributing out Aether of Night! All you have to do is post in this topic (you'll need a 17S account, but that's it), and our staff will PM you the document. Once we do this, we'll remove your post here. We'll be using this topic as a to-do list for requests. Ideally since we have lots of staff members, we will get this out to you soon, within a week or two. With this change we are unpasswording the Aether of Night board, as now all of you will have access to it if you want it. You may discuss Aether of Night in the Cosmere Theories board, but tag your topic title with [Aether]. We hope you're excited about this, so many of you will be able to get this text in a much more obvious way now! You will receive a .docx file, and if you need to convert it into a .pdf or .epub, there are many converters to do that for you. (We are not distributing the prose version of White Sand, as that will continue to be distributed in Brandon's newsletters.) Thank you Dragonsteel for letting 17S do this! EDIT 10/21/2020: This is all still going! We've gone through over 200 pages of replies distributing. It's just that we remove posts here once we send them out.
  2. 80 points
    Made this a couple days ago but realized i probably couldn't put it in cremposting. Thank you so much for creating a meme page where RoW spoilers are fine!
  3. 66 points
    You know you and your web community are Sanderfans when you write a hundred page worth of posts about how to know that you're a Sanderfan.
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  5. 52 points
    For the new Chapters:
  6. 51 points
    As requested and so no one is left out...
  7. 46 points
    Nice catch! Fixed?! (sorry for poor editing skills)
  8. 40 points
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  9. 36 points
    Here to write down my opinions on how Shallan's past all fits together. There's so many ways to interpret it, especially when you bring WoBs in. I like mine, and I think it has some interesting implications about the nature of deadeyes. Shallan bonded Testament at a young age. Probably some family troubles that drove her to it? Something giving her reasons to want to hide in the gardens and dream. As we have seen, the Cryptics have been very eager to bond humans though. Recall how Shallan saw several of them in Kharbranth? Pattern was present when Testament bonded Shallan, and may have even been following her around for years afterward. So Testament and Pattern were part of the same group who saw the coming need for Radiants and went looking for humans. They found Shallan. Testament bonded her first. It lasted for... a couple of years? Months? We don't know exactly. But the bond eventually broke. Pattern is considered brave at least in part because of his willingness to bond her after what happened to Testament. Now, I think that Shallan advanced all the way to (at least) her second truth with Testament. Her third ideal. This is because I prefer to assume that all orders get their Shardblades at the same level. Could be a faulty assumption... but until we've seen otherwise, it feels like the best bet that she would summon Testament in self defense against her mother after she had spoken the usual number of ideals (3) to obtain a Shardblade. Then things go south. She breaks off her bond with Testament... Or does she? What does it mean to break a bond with your Nahel spren? The books so far have suggested they become a deadeye. And, well, okay... they do. Obviously that's what Testament is. But I don't think they necessarily have to follow the rules of the deadeyes we've seen. I think it's very clear that, despite Testament's state, she and Shallan still have some shred of a bond between them. She knows where Shallan is, and followed her around. (plus more that I'll get into momentarily) In Shallan's final chapter she talks specifically about how odd it is that she had powers after killing Testament and before finding Pattern: So when Hoid shows up one year at Middlefest, holds up some spheres of Stormlight, and Shallan seems to interact with them briefly? That's because she still has the tatters of her bond with Testament. There's... something in here about the imprisonment of Ba-Ado-Mishram that matters, but it's very difficult to speculate on what that means for Shallan's bond. Anyways, then we get to the Soulcasting of the goblet in TWoK. People have often assumed that her bond with Pattern allowed this. I don't think it was him. Note this line: The voice Shallan spoke with in that scene wasn't Pattern. Or at least it dosn't seem to be. Kind of an odd line no? It makes sense though. Testament was following her. She's "dead", but they still have a bond. Shallan can still summon her deadeye as a Shardblade. She can still make use of their bond to Soulcast. And that's what happens in her rooms in Kharbranth. I think the truth that she seems to speak in that scene ("I'm terrified") was either an advancement in her bond with Testament, or maybe it was a slight reparation of it. Not clear how "repairing" a bond like that works. It's somewhere at this point that she begins to bond Pattern as well. She speaks her first truth to Pattern at the end of TWoK ("I killed my father"), and that's why he begins to manifest a few days later on the deck of Wind's Pleasure. The biggest problem with this idea is that she believes the blade to be Pattern on several occasions. She's an unreliable narrator to the extreme. I absolutely think this could be one giant self-deception. I don't think we have any clear descriptions of the Blades well enough to say if the descriptions do or don't match unfortunately. But I'm sure this will bother some people. Nevertheless, I think this is what Shallan is admitting when she says she had two Shardblades in chapter 115. In any case, at the end of Words of Radiance Shallan speaks her 2nd truth to Pattern putting them at "level 3". Meanwhile, her bond with Testament is still there. There's a notable WoB that Shallan is "a step higher than Kaladin" at the end of WoR. This may be because she originally advanced with Testament to "level 4" and that doesn't entirely regress just because she broke her oaths. (Kaladin being at level 3 at the end of WoR) It's also possible that Shallan originally made it to "level 3" (Shardblade level) and then her "I'm terrified" actually advanced their bond further. Remember when Adolin asks about Shardplate in OB chapter 15? There were theories that her bond with Pattern had advanced this far and she's holding back. This always bugged me. Why should she have trouble admitting this? Testament makes it all make sense. She can't summon Shardplate because it would require her to acknowledge her bond with Testament--the one that's far enough along to grant Plate. But she's not there yet. Where's Shallan at the end of RoW? Both of her bonds are now at level 4, with "I killed Testament" being her 3rd truth with Pattern. Shallan has not just one but TWO more truths to go, perhaps. One for each spren. EDIT: Added qoute about the holes still in Shallan's past, and a mention of the "two Shardblades" quote.
  10. 36 points
    Another #SundaySanderson and here is Megan! (and Firefight) She's awesome!

    © Becurvello

  11. 35 points
    Oh, I’ve been needing a thread like this for quite a while. Kelsier: I prevented a murder today. Vin: I’m proud of you! How? Kelsier: Self control. * Adolin: I got grounded for a whole week just because I came home late. Wit: Well, you deserved it. I mean, getting everyone’s hopes up like that and then showing up again. * Shallan, texting Kaladin: How do tall people sleep at night when the blanket can’t possibly cover you? Kaladin: Shallan, it’s four o’clock in the morning. Shallan: So you can’t sleep, huh? Is it because of the blanket? * Dalinar, texting Navani: A theif Navani: Thief? Dalinar: Theif Navani: I before E except after C Dalinar: Thceif Navani: No
  12. 32 points
    I originally suspected this was the Dawnchant; like you, I thought the image felt older than others. Now, I think this is one of Ellista's "in-between, weird languages" (OB I-1, hardcover pp. 335) where different cultures used a Dawnate script to transliterate their own tongues. A-HA! Thank you! I was having problems with asymmetry, but you've solved that for me. I'm now reasonably certain I've correctly translated the entire sample. Here's the final product: Rishir: Valhav: Alethela: Natanatan: Thalath: Makabakam: Aimia: Shin Kak Nish: Iri: Sela Tales: Note that for all but one kingdom, there is a diacritic of two dots over the final character. I suspect that this indicates that the word should be mirrored for symmetry. If this is true, the different diacritic used in Valhav may be to indicate the additional 'H' before mirroring. Also note that for Sela Tales, I'm mostly guessing, as large sections of the writing are covered up by the coastline. Similarly, I'm unsure about the first letter in Aimia. I've labeled it 'A', since that fits the word, but it doesn't resemble any other 'A' we have. I'll try and put together a translation key with what I've got here, but I unfortunately don't have the time for that right now. EDIT: Oh, one last thing. For the most part diacritics appear over vowels, probably indicating how the vowel is voiced. The exceptions are the two dots at the end of most words, the special diacritic at the end of Valhav, and the '>' over Valhav's 'V'. I'm not at all sure what that last one might mean.
  13. 31 points
    Calling him the Lord of Scars, followed by something that appears to reference SH, after all but telling us that Thaidakar is a CS... That’s more than just red herrings. If he hadn’t used the title I’d agree, but with it... There’s only one person in the Cosmere that associated with scars who also fits neatly every other hint. If it isn’t Kell, there should be an equally obvious hint to it being another character. The fact that there isn’t, and this being book four, makes that very unlikely. Before this Thaidakar could have been anyone and we wouldn’t have been disappointed. With this, if it turns out to be someone else it’ll feel a lot like someone dragged the rug out from under us. If you are layering your foreshadowing to indicate something, you don’t do a bait & switch at the last minute for shock value. That’s how you upset your readers. If you are going to subvert expectations then you have to layer it in. But you do NOT build up an expectation solely to knock it down. No one expected Thaidakar to be Kell. Considered it: sure. Debated: definitely. Joked about: 100%. But I doubt anyone completely and truly believed that Brandon would make a Rosharan antagonist turn out to be a Mistborn protagonist. Not when he kept saying you didn’t need to read the other Cosmere books (to be fair, you don’t - yet). There was NO REASON to imply that Thaidakar was Kell. Until this book nothing had done so that couldn’t also refer to any of a dozen other characters. The ONLY reason to create that expectation now is to hint to us who Thaidakar is. Now that Brandon’s built the expectation it’s unlikely he’ll knock it down for ‘gotcha!’ points. He’s too experienced a writer to go in for such cheap tricks. If he’d wanted to minor troll us he’d have stuck to hinting that Thaidakar is a CS. He wouldn’t have dropped the very blatant ‘Lord of Scars’ hammer. There are ways to do Red Herrings. Telling us Thaidakar was a CS is a possible Red Herring. CS+ Lord of Scars + Hoid has/can beat him up + implied to be stuck on his homeworld? That’s deliberately building an expectation - and if a writer builds those, he’d better deliver.
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    I'm pretty sure it is Kelsier, as WoB has stated Kelsier is capable of taking over the Ghostbloods and the name itself (ghost = cognitive shadow, blood = hemalurgy). The fact that Hoid mentioned smacking him around is the biggest confirmation imo, since Hoid is unable to harm people and the only person he has managed to hurt so far is Kelsier's Cognitive Shadow.
  16. 30 points
    Great roasts so far everyone! Here’s my submission, using the character Allomancer Jak. WARNING! There may be spoilers for the Stormlight Archive, Mistborn: Secret History, and Mistborn Eras 1 and 2. Maybe.
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    Well done, everyone who has made a roast. They've all been fantastic so far! Here's my submission. WARNING: Beware of Stormlight Archive and Mistborn spoilers!
  19. 25 points
    When you spend the whole time with your friends urging them on to finish the current installments of the Cosmere so that you can rant, theorize, and make awesome inside jokes with them.
  20. 24 points
    Mistborn: Secret History, The Rhythm of War, and Warbreaker
  21. 23 points
    First off, does anyone know the name of the game that I don't think that the name was mentioned at any point. Secondly, I made a game! It's based off of a game that was played in Oathbringer, and other than who was playing it, it has no spoilers. Anyways, I based it off of playing cards down next to each other (esp. wooden cards). The battlefield starts with 4 cards laid out in a 2x2 pattern, with each player having 2 squires. The rest of the cards are placed in your hand (your barracks), giving each player 10 cards. Starting with the first player, each player alternates placing cards down adjacent to an already placed card. Each card has an health value and an attack value. If the health value of the card is less than or equal to the combined attack of all enemy cards touching it (diagonally adjacent is not touching), then you flip that card face down, capturing it. The game ends when either both players run out of cards, one player loses all their cards on the field, or one player loses their king. If it's one of the last 2, then the player whose cards were captured loses, otherwise the player with the most uncaptured cards on the field wins. The Cards: (5x) Squire: 3 Health, 1 Attack (2x) Knight: 5 Health, 2 Attack (1x) Tower: 8 Health, 3 Attack (1x) Scout: 3 Health, 1 Attack, You may reposition this card to any legal space after you place your card. (1x) Soulcaster: 3 Health, 1 Attack, Before you place a card, you may soulcast: Pick an adjacent enemy, if you have that card in your hand, you remove the opponent's card from the game and replace it with your card of the same rank. (1x) General: 6 Health, 3 Attack, All adjacent allies gain +1 Attack while the general is uncaptured. (1x) King: 10 Health, 5 Attack, This card is immune to the soulcaster, If this card is captured, you lose. Note: All the glyphs were created using the alphabet in one of the pictures in book 3.
  22. 23 points
    I noted in an earlier topic that we haven’t SEEN Thaidakar. Also that Kell doesn’t listen to Brandon. I’ve felt almost from the beginning that the Ghostbloods felt like Kell’s crew. I guessed he was the Sovereign for similar reasons; it just FELT like him. And the GBs have always felt like Kell’s work. I don’t know that Brandon planned for Kell to be Thaidakar; I think Kell may have informed Brandon that he was. B: What, letting you survive your own death when I said I wouldn’t wasn’t enough? K: Nope. B: I even let you come back to life! K: Not your wisest plan, true. B: Not like I had a choice... Do you HAVE to interfere on Roshar? K: Grins evilly while tossing a coin. B: Sigh... Fine. But no one is going to actually see you. K: Shrugs. I’ll survive - and they’ll see me in the back five. B: No they wo - rusts. I’m pretty sure this is how most of their conversations go. (We’re totally seeing Thaidakar in the back five.) The only other character who controls his story to that extent is Hoid, and Brandon and Hoid are far more in sync.
  23. 23 points
    ^ This has been confirmed. Don't worry Shallan... Formless can't hurt you...
  24. 22 points
    Can we talk about the parallels between Szeth and Moash’s storylines? A. Here is where their stories overlap: Enslaved by evil masterminds Szeth obviously felt he had no choice but to obey his oathstone. I believe Moash thinks there is no way back for him, no matter how much he may want it. (We first see this when he is lost in the wilderness with Graves, longing for his Bridge Four family but tormented by his own betrayal. He removes the Bridge Four patch but keeps it in his pocket.) Now, he 1) needs Odium to take away his shame and 2) doesn't know where else to go but be carried along by whatever current flows his way. Both Moash and the reader know that Odium will not simply let him go. Teeming with self-hatred When he was Truthless, Szeth wanted nothing more than for someone to put him out of his misery. He was furious at everyone who failed to stop him. Even now, we see in his conversations with Navani and his POV moments, that he still despises himself for those murders. Moash is self-destructing. None of you hate Moash more than Moash hates Moash. He punishes himself with physical pain via hard labor and wondering through the storms. You know how when you're supposed to be on a diet but you eat some Oreos and then you think, "Well, I already had some Oreos, I might as well eat a pizza." Later, after you've eaten an entire pizza, you think, "Well, I already ate an unholy amount of pizza, I might as well eat all the Oreos in the house and the ice cream and the Doritos." It's like quicksand, and that's where Moash is right now. He broke the seal when he betrayed Kaladin, a man he truly loved and respected, in WoR. Now, he's just like, "Well, I am already a %#&@'d piece of chull dung, so I might as well kill a god, etc." Moash regards his subservience to Odium as a fate worse than death. He explicitly says he hopes Kaladin dies rather than be forced to serve Odium. The only thing Moash wants in life is for Kaladin to be wrong. His entire absolution hinges on Kaladin being wrong. He doesn't specify what he needs Kaladin to be wrong about, but I suspect he is mentally stuck in that moment of betrayal in WoR. Carried Jezrein's honorblade while serving evil masterminds and hating themselves B. This is where their points-of-view differ: Guilt Szeth clearly tells Taravangian that he holds himself responsible for everyone he murdered, despite being Truthless. Moash cannot bare the weight of his crimes. He desperately needs to push responsibility off onto Odium and perhaps, ultimately Kaladin. C. This is the important part: The Story of Derethil and the Wandersail Most of Wit's stories have morals that play out within the book, but I feel this one has yet to truly land and has been hanging in the air since Way of Kings. The moral at the end of this story was, "If the emperor is dead, and has been all these years, then the murders we committed are not his responsibility. They are our own." Does this not exactly echo the moral conflict that Moash and Szeth both face? What a coincidence that this is the one and only story told with the Trailman's flute that very suddenly and conveniently came back into Kaladin's possession! DUN! DUN! DUN! Predictions (Edit as of 12/30): Definitely, Moash's character has far too much depth to simply die off anytime soon. I suspect that his potential for redemption will be driven by whether or not he confronts his guilt, as Szeth has done. Personally, I think Moash has gone too far for any public forgiveness, but I have a feeling some redemption for Moash could happen privately between himself and Kaladin. At first, I imagined a Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes situation. However, I think Kaladin saving the day every time might get tired, so what if it were something in reverse, where Moash saves Kaladin somehow? Though I am still not quite sure how that flute will come into play. Thoughts? Also, do you think it is possible that Szeth and Moash might interact somehow in the next book or are these parallels for the reader alone? PS. I am sorry if this is TL;DR. To make it easier to read, I put it in outline format and painted the parts I care about most with voidlight. I couldn't help but be longwinded; Moash's story breaks my heart. Having one decision sweep your life away, falling into the quicksand of self-destruction, and being caught up in currents that carry you to places you never wanted to go: These are all familiar feels for Sara Stormblessed.
  25. 22 points

    From the album Other Cosmere Art

    So I haven't posted this yet? I felt quite thrilled when drawing this XD I love them so much and how I wish I could get a time machine to read their story! (The art is per request and wildly imagined though. We actually don’t know much about Yolish dragons.) Liar of Partinel draft spoilers: Other Hoid doodles from this year and last year (Sorry for the mess of medias and styles): [Long post warning] Hoid in Greek costumes Shai trying to grab back the Moon Scepter Shai: Give back the Scepter, you foul liar! Fool: I won't give back such an useful translator. What are you going to do with me? Hoid does the worst in pilot academy Skyward x Cosmere - Spensa teasing Wit Hoid & Kelsier in suit/modern clothing Hoid as musician 1) Piano - 2) Violin - 3) Erhu (Chinese instrument) Character going dark meme Bonus: Hoid in drag as a flapper girl
  26. 21 points
    Heh, I forgot to give that here earlier, so here you go. A dragon and a Kippy :
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    From the album Other Cosmere Art

    Hoid in Scadrian modern/near future AU (sort of) This is actually for recent art style bend challenge, though I always want to try this look with Hoid still being a bard in modern times XD
  29. 21 points

    From the album Other Cosmere Art

    Characters: Nazh (Threnody) Spook (Scadrial / Mistborn Era 1) Renarin (Roshar / Stormlight Archive) Hrathen (Sel / Elantris) Siri (Nalthis / Warbreaker) Steris (Scadrial / Mistborn Era 2) Among all the suggested characters, Spook gets the most votes. Good for him!
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    Hi everyone, I had to sign up to make this post since it's something that's been bothering me a whole lot, and that's our dear Shallan Davar. In the first book, she was alright. I actually enjoyed her studying with Jasnah and all the spooky stuff that happened with Pattern. But by the second book, everything started going downhill so fast. By the time the split persona thing started coming out, it was too late. I absolutely despise Veil, she's such a tiresome character and is essentially just Shallan's powerfantasy (that has plot armor and cannot fail, of course). In RoW, I get actual physical cringe from reading her chapters. The personalities "taking her over", and other characters having to deal with that to not offend her is just so awkward. Poor Adolin, he was my favorite character in the series but now he's just delegated to a body pillow for Shallan. I won't even dare hope that she gets killed somehow, since apparently she can just casually take a crossbow bolt to the head and shrug it off, thanks to her super awesome radiant powers. This ties into another major gripe I've been dealing with in Stormlight - how there's just no stakes anymore. Everything's so meta, the world doesn't feel nearly as real and intriguing as before. I suppose nothing good ever lasts though.
  32. 19 points
    I'm done! That wasn't as torturous as I expected!
  33. 19 points
    Creating this topic for Oathbringer-related discussion concerning Roshar's moons, as a continuation of this topic: With that said, here's some things I've been meaning to record... (1) Private message with Peter via Reddit about a reference to Salas in Oathbringer: (2) Also an interesting observation concerning the Oathbringer endpages in the Tor edition (Herald artwork): Ishar - Notable that we apparently see the three moons depicted in the background. Not much interesting about this as far as I can tell, but I figure it's worth pointing out. Jezrien - Look very closely at the "buckle" on his belt. There's a circle of the ten polestones, with heliodor at the top. And inside of that circle are three other stones spaced at different angles, seeming to be purple, blue and green... Vedel - Those are also depicted in the stained glass window behind Vedel. We can also see their positions inside the circle with a bit more accuracy here. Also note that we can compare their sizes: the purple one is slightly smaller than the green, and the blue one is definitely largest. I think it's pretty clear that the three stones/circles we see in Jezrien's and Vedel's artwork are depictions of the moons. I believe their positions are actually indicative of their timing--presumably the time that they rise. Think of Vedel's stained glass window as a 10-hour clock (matching Roshar's 20-hour day). Rather than splitting the day by noon/midnight, they split the day by sunrise/sunset. So if you have exactly 10 hours of light/dark, the sun would rise and set at 0:00 (or 10:00, depending on convention) and noon/midnight would be at 5:00. Eyeballing the position of the moons around this circle in Vedel's image, it would suggest that Salas rises around 3/4 of an hour after sundown. Fits pretty well with the descriptions that it rises right around full dark. Nomon is only about 2 hours later, suggesting that Salas moves pretty darn fast. I think there's a WoR reference suggesting Salas reaches full height in half an hour, so that would actually work well. (if I remember right). Nomon sets as Mishim rises, which means it's up for a good 4 hours. Then Mishim would be up for another 2.5 hours or so until sunrise. It's hard to say how exact those positions are meant to be. And I could be interpreting something wrong here? But I think it seems to generally fit the right idea, if nothing else. It also reinforces the idea that they follow the same rise times everywhere. (somehow) It's curious to me that the artist (I think it's supposed to be the same one in both of these?) would inscribe the moons inside of the ten polestones. That's some interesting Vorin (?) imagery and I'm not sure what the meaning could be. The fact that they both have it suggests to me that it has some kind of significance.
  34. 18 points
    Nicely done @Sorana! Here's Human's rap, complete with custom Koloss smilies! Major Mistborn spoilers:
  35. 18 points
    Great rap, Archer! You've set the bar high. Now, onto my own roast.
  36. 18 points
    Whaaaat?! I'm actually ready on time?? I was actually kind of hoping I'd be ready first so I could steal some of your potential "ick" rhymes @Herowannabe. Here's Lift!
  37. 17 points
  38. 17 points
    Personally, I’m still trying to get over the fact that the fifth oath only allowed Kaladin to summon a Shardhorse of all things...
  39. 17 points
    What's up y'all, Lightsong is my name, and verbally sparring is my claim to fame. I'd say that I'm cool, but to be more specific, when it comes down to it I'm rather deific. Oh, Taln, Taln, if that's really your name? Because if it is, that would be quite a shame. The Herald Taln was heroic and grand. You? You can't get around without Shalash holding your hand. You're a piece of a god? So am I, what's the difference? I look the part, you show no resemblance. Oh, it's Axies the collecter (better chart another vector) your island is gone, people see you as a spectre. So you've come to collect? Well so have I, and I could beat ya even if I didn't try. You looking for Alespren? Well who would've thunk! You won't find 'em here cause I can't get drunk! Hello Arclo, now you're more than odd, probably cause cremlings make up your bod. You're looked upon as eldritch, some sort of abomination. Meanwhile, fans heap me with praise and adoration! That's all for me, so don't waste your Breath. Give them to me, and I'll spare you from verbal death! *mike drop* Edit: I apologize for the poor formatting, I wrote this on my phone, and its pretty difficult to get formatting right on it. Also, sidenote, roasting Taln was way easier than I was expecting.
  40. 17 points
    Haha well-played. Man, great raps everyone! Lovin' it! Thanks for being patient!
  41. 16 points
    "I Ascended as Odium! And... My Passion is worldbuilding!"
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    Spoilers for SA, ES, and maybe others.
  44. 15 points
    Alas, not one of the sixteen Shards quite wanted to remember their long-lost brother Shard, Mediocrity.
  45. 15 points
    When the following happens: 1. You attend a university forum 2. During the speech, the speaker stops to get a glass of water and drinks it. 3. You immediately analyze your emotions because you think they have been tampered with. 4. You look for the closest exit. 5. You realize the two actions listed above were both automatic and unreasonable. 6. Your next idle thought is of the Ten Fools.
  46. 14 points
    I don't trust any history of the Recreance. Every Radiant had to have made the decision to abandon Oaths. There's no evidence that half of them decided, with a protracted war killing the other half, etc. This was a community-wide decision and a universal act to dispand the Knights Radiant and remove surgebinding from Roshar. As such, the Skybreakers didn't quietly betray the other Orders. Nor would the others allow an entire order to decide to not take part. I believe the Skybreakers were left behind to make sure all Radiants broke Oaths, as a police force, to prosecute any that refused. Once assured that all others broke Oaths, they would do so themselves. When the Skybreakers saw that spren were killed by the act of breaking Oaths, they couldn't very well kill their own spren. They didn't grow their order, however, and eventually it mostly died off to old age. Except for Nale. He couldn't die, nor could he break Oaths. As an aside, it's possible that the Recreance itself was a reason why Nale bonded with a highspren in the first place. To be part of the monitoring team. He eventually regrew the Skybreakers to watch for the return of Radiants, essentially continuing the reason they didn't abandon Oaths with everyone else in the first place. Only, by this time, he was insane and decided that Radiants must die to stop the return of the Desolations.
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    Great roast @Inklingspren! I'm glad that you're not going to Shai away from the challenge @Edgedancer Jak, I think the stakes have been Mraized quite a bit, so you better be up for some heavy Lift-ing. Hope it not's too Odious finishing your roast on short notice. Can't wait to read your roast, glad you can get it in!
  49. 14 points
    @Sorana Awesome roast! Here's Mraize, comin' out swiggin' (spoilered for Oathbringer and Emperor's Soul spoilers)
  50. 13 points
    Nice rap, Mistspren. Sometimes I found it a little hard to follow, but overall, great! Also, I second Mistspren's disclaimer. Now, onto my own rap (please excuse the cringe use of 'fam'. ):
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